Ebola virus disease
There's currently no licensed treatment or vaccine for Ebola, although potential new vaccines and drug therapies are being developed and tested.
Any area affected by an outbreak should be immediately quarantined, and people confirmed to have the infection should be treated in isolation in intensive care.
Dehydration is common, so fluids may be given directly into a vein. Blood oxygen levels and blood pressure also need to be maintained at the right level, and body organs supported while the person's body fights the infection.
Healthcare workers need to avoid contact with the bodily fluids of their infected patients by taking strict precautions, such as wearing protective equipment.
Ebola virus disease is sometimes fatal. The sooner a person is given care, the better the chance they'll survive.
Ebola virus disease is a serious illness that originated in Africa, where a large outbreak occurred in 2014-15.
There's still a small chance occasional cases of Ebola may occur in Africa as the virus is present in several countries there, but the risk for people travelling to Africa is minimal. People who remai
A person infected with Ebola virus will typically develop: a high temperature (fever) a headache joint and muscle pain a sore throat severe muscle weakness These symptoms start suddenly between 2 an
Get medical advice as soon as possible if you become ill while travelling abroad. It's extremely unlikely you have Ebola, but it could be another serious condition such as cholera or malaria, so it's
The Ebola virus is spread in the blood, body fluids or organs of a person or animal with the infection. For example, it can be spread by: directly touching the body of someone with the infection who
There's currently no licensed treatment or vaccine for Ebola, although potential new vaccines and drug therapies are being developed and tested. Any area affected by an outbreak should be immediately
The Ebola outbreak in west Africa is now over. The risk of catching the infection while travelling to previously affected countries is very small. But if you're visiting one of these areas, it's still